Museum Store

Expect the unexpected at the Tryon Palace Museum Store. Located in the North Carolina History Center, the Museum Store offers a wide assortment of specialty products, including books, food, plants, pottery and fine crafts, jewelry, tabletop objects, toys and more.

And the best part? You don't need a ticket to shop. Just come to the North Carolina History Center for a day of retail therapy on the waterfront.

Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

Our Specialties 

Home and Garden: Working with our Curator of Gardens, we have assembled a collection of Tryon Palace heirloom flower and vegetable seeds, live plant materials and floral décor that reflect our gardens.

Art: Our curators have also advised on our collection of 18th- and 19th-century botanical print reproductions, which join our other works of decorative and fine art.

Books: The definitive selection on New Bern history, North Carolina history, African American history, local gardening, and Southern cooking. Other book topics include coastal living, birding, colonial history, archiectural history, and books by New Bern authors.

Food: An expanded selection of the best North Carolina foods, along with specialty condiments, locally roasted coffee, colonial teas, and more.

Pottery: Pottery from local craftsmen, as well as from the famous Seagrove, N.C. region.

Jewelry: Featured jewelry from local artisans.

For Your Pleasure: A wonderful variety of specialty soaps, lotions, candles, hostess gifts and more.

Crafts, Games, Puzzles & Toys for All Ages: Historical, crafty, green, and fun, you'll find new ways of connecting with North Carolina's culture with our wide selection of toys and games.

With a very special something for everyone, our store is a unique and exciting part of the visitor experience - as well as serving all those who live and work in New Bern. And if you can't make it to New Bern, or can't fit something in your suitcase, don't worry. We are glad to ship! Just call us at 252-639-3532 or send us an email at

All proceeds from the store support the ongoing educational programs of Tryon Palace.